Flight attendants for US Airways aren't too thrilled with some of the working conditions after the 2005 merger with America West Airlines, and they plan to let management know Friday morning when they picket at Sky Harbor Airport.
The Association of Flight Attendants and US Airways management have been working on a new labor agreement, and the union, the Phoenix Business Journal reports, is tired of waiting.
The AFA claims that many of the former America West flight attendants are getting paid less than the pre-merger US Airways attendants and are upset about a current pay freeze.
This all comes in the wake of major reductions in flights out of Las Vegas and a reduction of about 1,000 jobs within the airline set to take place next year.
If you want front-row seats to a good old- fashioned picket line, head to terminal four at Sky Harbor International Airport Friday morning.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.